Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cardboard, sprouts, and blooms all about.

 3 little stooges all in a row.
 Luv Livy's little baby swimsuit butt.
 Slip N Slide
 Noah's Garden
 Walked in the living room the other day to find Olivia had stolen my Gnome pillow...and diapered it.
Son, can you play me a memory?  I'm not really sure how it goes......  As I a packing fool, I am coming across so many memories.  Included in this box, I placed, Holy Clothes, Baby items, special jewelry...Isabelle's first ballet slippers...  and I think, wow...God has been good to me.  In this box, are some of my most precious gifts...some of the most special moment's of life are represented here.  Tears fill my eyes as I realize how blessed that I am as I look into this box....and then close it bring it to our new home.  A home that we have waited for, searched for...and found.  In a months time, we can start making new memories there...a new chapter in our book.  I also look at where we are now and have been for the last 3 years.  Although, there are things that I do not like, this home has been good.  It is small, but it is safe.  We have had many wonderful moments within these walls.  We have been blessed to have some amazing neighbors, people that we were meant to meet and know and love for many reasons.  I am sure as I close the front door for the last time to this house, that I will take many cherished "things" with me.   But for now......have you ever tried to get a house ready for showings with 3 young children and a very shedding German shepherd dog?  It is next to impossible!  I am a cleaning, purging , packing maniac.....trying the best that I can.  We have our first showing scheduled for this Friday, so I am trying my best to do what I can in this chaos.   In other news, kids are officially out of school for the summer.  I had boxes of fun waiting for them when they got home with some special little gifts.  We celebrated with root beer floats.  The kids are now in full summer mode.  Sunshine and water all about.  Flowers blooming everywhere.....The garden is growing like crazy.  We have already enjoyed lettuce and spinach, radishes and herbs....I think snap peas are about ready as well.  My coffee is gone, the children are rising.  Wishing you a beautiful day.  ((I will try to update more, I already have tons of pics and little stories to tell that I am behind on...I need to catch up!)).

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mama's Day & Moving

(I should probably not pack this precious cargo for the new house...just yet).

Happy Mother's Day!  This morning I am greeted with the promise of a beautiful day, the sun bright and brilliant, the birds singing, the flowers blooming....This is the day that the Lord has made and with an emotional and sensitivity of heart today, I smile & think about how very blessed I am.  Blessed with gifts that I did nothing to deserve.  Gifts that make my life worth living.  When I wake on this Mother's Day, I think of My Amazing Mother.  Not only my parent, but my best friend.  I think of My Three precious Children.  Not only my purpose, but my JoY.  I think of my grandmothers, aunts, sisters & friends...and how all these women were and are truly so strong, beautiful, wise and wonderful.  All the challenges and blessings of Motherhood have touched and taught me so much.  I love and I am loved, this I know.

In other news:  We finally found a house!  We are in the process of buying our DrEaM home.  :)   It is the perfect house for us.  We knew right away when we drove up to it.  It's amazing, how things are just meant to be and that God has plans for us that we would never imagine.  We will be staying in the Freeport area and we are planing on moving at the end of June/beginning of July.   In the meantime, there is so much to be done.  School will be winding down at the end of May.  Lots of misc. activities.  The packing, purging, cleaning process of our current house has begun.  It's a little overwhelming, but I know it will all work out.  We were going to put our house for rent, but now we are leaning toward putting it on the market (so lots of prep work to get that ready).   Well for now, this day is waiting to be lived....I better begin it.   Happy Mother's Day & Happy Sunday.